Advanced Practice Nursing

Are you a qualified nurse looking to take the next step in your career? Our Advanced Practice course will give you the theoretical and practical skills needed to develop in your chosen profession.

Our team of academic health and social care professionals will help you to plan the best pathway through the programme to enable you to reach your goal of a named award in your chosen area of practice.

Our flexible learning approach allows you  to study based on your personal goals, from completing a single module to working towardsa post graduate certificate, Diploma or Master’s degree.

Routes are offered across all fields of nursing practice, and there are core modules in leadership, advanced decision-making, work-based learning and research approaches. Specialist modules are offered in the following: 

  • Non-medical prescribing 
  • Substance misuse
  • Population health
  • Data analysis
  • Pathophysiology 

What you’ll study

This programme offers a multi-professional and multi-disciplinary approach and will give you the opportunity to share your knowledge with other professions. 

Academic health and social care professionals will help to plan the best route for you through the programme and help you to reach your goal of a named award in your chosen area of practice.

Our flexible learning approach allows you to take one module or work toward a post graduate certificate, Diploma or Master’s degree. A typical route through the programme is as follows: 

Year 1 

  • Leadership for innovation and practice 
  • Advanced decision making 
  • Work-based learning 

After sucessfully completing Year 1 you will be awarded a PG certificate Advanced Practice  (named speciality)

Year 2 
  • Research approaches in health and social care 
  • Two Option modules 

 After sucessfully completing Year 2 you will be awarded a PG Diploma Advanced Practice  (named speciality)

Year 3 

  • Dissertation

After sucessfully completing your dissertation in Year 3  you will be awarded an MSc Advanced Practice (named speciality)

How you'll study

The course is online and can be studied at a time and place that suits you. It is delivered by lecturers with specialist skills in the modules offered. We’ll keep in close contact with you and you will always be able to contact members of the module team for guidance and support throughout your studies. You will have the opportunity to share and discuss your experience and learning with other students from a range of professional backgrounds and geographical locations using our teleconference facilities, online learning environments, email and telephones.

You will be assessed by essay, report and a final dissertation project focusing on your speciality area. All the work based elements of the programme will be in your workplace

Studying one-module per trimester as a distance learning student, you can achieve an MSc in three years.

Apply for this specialism though MSc Advanced Practice